Todd Woodbridge firmly believes in Jannik Sinner’s chances of winning a Grand Slam trophy already this year ‘if Djokovic doesn’t stop him’. Yes, Novak… According to one of the legendary “Woodies”, an impressive doubles pair formed alongside Mark Woodford and capable of winning all Grand Slam titles at least once (and a total of 83 trophies as a team), the blue is ready to triumph on the big stages. He’s sure of it because of the growth he’s shown since the start of this season and the work he’s done with compatriot Darren Cahill, whom he considers one of the best coaches in the world.
Talking about the Australian program AO showTodd commented on Jannik’s potential and talent as follows: “Djokovic is always the man to beat, he confirmed that at the last Australian Open, but Sinner is racing. when he’s fine Sinner is certainly poised to win a Grand Slam in 2023. He matures a lot by taking the right steps. He has also grown a lot in terms of self-confidence. He works with Darren Cahill, one of the most successful coaches he has assisted in the last 25 years. Darren gives him all his experience, all the information about what a Grand Slam champion needs to possess”.
Indeed, Cahill directed – among other things – the final phase (with excellent successes) of Andre Agassi’s career, but most importantly he guided a very young Lleyton Hewitt to No. 1 (he was the precocious world No. 1 before Alcaraz). and then Simona Halep.
According to Woodbridge, despite the excellent Wimbledon 2022, the Blues have the best chance of synthetics: “If Jannik wins his first Grand Slam tournament in 2023, it will be at Roland Garros or, even more plausibly, at the US Open” says Todd. “We can’t forget the incredible tennis he showed in the tournament last year with that crazy quarter-final match he narrowly lost to Carlos Alcaraz. In my opinion, this is the most suitable Grand Slam for him.”
And if you take the “Djokovic factor” into account, the fourth Grand Slam of the season historically remains the least pleasant for Novak, who in fact “only” managed to win three times (2011, 2015, 2018) despite the surface he valued very much.